Originally Posted by Joel
Tbf, I don't really care. If you go through then well done to you for winning a hard tie. If you go out then hard luck.
This is my attitude. Ideally I'd prefer to see an English team that isn't United go out, save winning and having them lauding it over us the following season. I mean, I'm no fan of Arsenal, Spurs or Chelsea so why would I support/cheer them just because they're representing the Premier League? Its like the England fans who worship Rooney & Gerrard in an England shirt as their heroes and then boo them mercilessly when they're playing for their club. Either don't be so vocal in loving them for England when you hate them any other time, or just keep quiet.
I remember hearing some United fan once saying they enjoyed City's resurgance and hoped they could win a trophy to represent a good advertisement for Manchester. I thought they were off their heards to be wanting City to win trophies in order to make Manchester look like a hotbead for football.
That being said, if an English team play well/on balance of play deserve to go through I'm not going to attack them. I didn't have a problem with how Chelsea played last year against Barca. I would have enjoyed seeing them go out, the same way I imagine Chelsea fans would love to see United exit in heartbreak. But just because I would have preferred them going out didn't mean I was joining in with others about them being undeserving in advancing. They defended brilliantly and worked hard to get to the Final. Not what I wanted but fair fucks to their play all the same.